Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Why Ham Radio?

Josh Nass, KI6NAZ, of Ham Radio Crash Course talks about what ham radio is, and answers the question.... "Why Ham Radio?"  If you are interested in ham radio drop us a note on our contact form with your name, location, and callsign, if you have one.


Monday, September 27, 2021

Shameless Plug on Local Podcast

Ashley KO4CVX plugs our Ham Radio oriented Beginner's Academy Zoom on the podcast In The Beer Cave with Rob and Ashley. If you are interested in ham radio drop us a note on the contact form with your name, location, and callsign if you have one.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Popular Ham Radio Podcasts & Youtubers

 Here is a PowerPoint from the Beginner's Academy 9/13/21 Talk.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Beginner's Academy Talk: Launching a Pico Balloon with the WB8ELK Skytracker

This is a recorded talk from our Beginner's Academy Zoom Meeting on August 11th, 2021. I launched a pico balloon from Oklahoma on July 20th, 2021. It carried a Skytracker payload developed by Bill Brown W8ELK. I got APRS reports from it for ten days. It cruised above 28,000 feet and gave us much entertainment. This talk passes on my experience. I just had to follow Bill's instructions. Thanks to Keith Kaiser WA0TJT for joining our meeting. Boy, this pico balloon flight was fun! 73, Greg N4KGL

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Coming Soon Aug 14/15, 2021

Opens: August 14th, 00:01:00 UTC Go to https://www.qsotodayhamexpo.com/ to register

Attendees have the opportunity to:  

  • Listen to and engage with 80+ internationally recognized ham radio luminaries.  We’ll have tracks on all sorts of subject areas including Emcom, Youth Activities, Expert electronics and design, satellite radio, and many ham radio subjects.
  • Take part in Live virtual kit building workshops.  Kits will be available for purchase and delivered to you in time for the Expo so you can participate and build from the convenience of your home.
  • Walkthrough our virtual exhibit hall filled with popular amateur radio suppliers. Watch new product demos and interact directly with booth staff. 
  • Return over the next 30 days to listen to speakers you missed during the Live period, explore, and re-engage exhibitor offerings.
  • Full Registration is $10.00 US - includes full access to the Expo, including presentations, 12 subject video lounges,  and to the 30-day on-demand period. 
  • Full registration will increase to $12.50 at the door when the Expo opens. 
  • Free Registration is limited to lobbies, exhibition hall, exhibitor booths, and prizes offered by exhibitors. 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Get Ready for ARRL Field Day 2021

The 2021 ARRL Field Day is June 26-27. ARRL Field Day is one of the biggest events on the amateur radio calendar. Read the Field Day rules. Operate in the field or at home. Note the following are temporary 2021 rule changes:

An aggregate club score will also be published, which will be the sum of all individual entries indicating a specific club (similar to the aggregate score totals used in ARRL affiliated club competitions). You are welcome to contribute your points to the Panama City ARC. Use Panama City ARC exactly as the club name.
Class D (Home) stations may work all other Field Day stations, including other Class D stations, for points.
This year, Class D and Class E stations will be limited to 150 W PEP output.

Here is a well-done video from ARRL HQ. Getting Ready for 2021 Field Day:

Monday, May 3, 2021

Beginner's Academy: ARRL Introduction

This is a recorded talk from April 28, 2021, Panama City ARC Beginner's Academy Zoom meeting. ARRL is the American Radio Relay League.